Hey! Where have you all been?!
Sitting on your couches scrunching up the wrappers of the last of the Ghiradelli mint-filled chocolates your mom sent you for Christmas? Baking amazing vegan cupcakes from the cookbooks your grandma put under the tree for you? Sinking down into steaming, silky water scented all cranberries-and-sugar from the bubble bath you found in the bottom of your stocking?
I'm just making some assumptions here.
Anyway, I've called this meeting because I've gotten in some hot water for not posting enough (at all) lately (since 2011). While I'm not misguided enough to make some kind of crazy New Years Resolution to "Post Every Day" or anything (because we all know that'll go exactly nowhere fast), I do want to get back into the blog. I like it and I miss it. It's been a great way to keep in touch with family and get back in touch with old friends and even - and this surprised me in a pleasant way - to get to know some new people.
So here I am. Happy New Year, friends and loved ones!
I hope you all had a WONDERFUL holiday and consumed too many baked goods and found piles of puppies wrapped in shiny red bows under your trees that hadn't peed too extensively on all the other gifts before you got there. I hope that this isn't the year that we all get taken over by robots (my coffeemaker's been acting suspiciously feisty lately) and that nobody's house breaks in any significant and/or irreparable way and most of all that the Mayans got it all wrong. In summary, I hope 2012 is the year that will fulfill you like you've never been fulfilled before and that all your dreams come true and that you move to Samoa and open up a coffeeshop there, if that's one of your dreams.
In conclusion, let's go get 'em, tigers!